Dr. Ann

Even a few nights of poor sleep in healthy individuals results in a transient state of pre-diabetes. That is the eye-opening conclusion of a study that underscores how vital sleep is for metabolic function. For this study, researchers subjected 19 healthy, young men to four consecutive nights of sleep deprivation (just 4.3 hours of sleep) […]

Red meat suffered yet another scientific setback when researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health uncovered a powerful link between eating this “4-legged protein” and a greater risk of type 2 diabetes. For this study, the researchers combined the data from a number of large studies that involved a total of over 400,000 subjects, including […]

If you want to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, then low-fat yogurt should be a staple in your daily diet. In a large-scale study examining the relationship between regular yogurt consumption and type 2 diabetes, scientist uncovered some very encouraging results. For this study, researchers followed the eating habits of 4,255 British adults for […]

If you want an easy way to cut your risk of type 2 diabetes, go for more orange and green veggies! In a study that followed the dietary habits of over 37,000 Europeans for a ten-year period, those consuming the most carotenoids, specifically alpha and beta-carotene, cut their risk of type 2 diabetes up to 22 […]

Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods (arguably THE healthiest) on the planet and thanks to this study, their disease-busting credentials is even bigger.  Based on a review of six studies including over 220,000 people, eating more leafy green vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes (1).  There is such […]

If you are concerned with type 2 diabetes, you will be pleased to hear that the scrumptious Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to provide significant protection from this modern-day epidemic. In a powerful review that combined 19 former studies including over 162,000 people from several different countries and ethnic backgrounds, a Mediterranean diet was found to […]

The perils of sugary beverages strike again. In an evaluation from the famed Framingham Heart Study, scientist found that even modest consumption of sugary beverages was tied to a significant risk of developing pre-diabetes. For this study scientists followed the diets and health status of 1,685 adults over a 14-year period. Study subjects consuming an […]

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of the U.S. population above the age of 40 is in a pre-diabetic state. That is a frightening statistic because, although it is less extreme than with full-fledged diabetes, the body is being damaged during pre-diabetes. The good news is, 90 percent of type […]

If you are using artificial sweeteners to control your weight, take heed. While past studies in both animals and humans have suggested they can lead to weight gain, scientists have identified how this can happen. In a series of sophisticated lab experiments, scientists found that lab animals regularly fed a diet containing the popular artificial […]

In the scientific literature, processed meats repeatedly rear their notorious heads as powerful cancer promoters.  Thanks to the researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health, we have a large-scale review of how processed meats impact the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Investigators evaluated about 1,600 studies, including over a million study subjects and concluded that eating […]

In what was arguably the most resounding scientific affirmation of the phenomenal power of healthy living to keep chronic disease largely under wraps, researchers reporting in the Archives of Internal Medicine (August 09) found that adhering to 4 lifestyle practices slashes the risk of developing our biggest killers. Based on this powerful study, people who… avoid […]

In a powerful study that tracked the dietary habits of over 200,000 US adults for up to 26 years, apples and blueberries popped off the page as being supreme foods for type 2 diabetes protection. Relative to the lightest blueberry eaters, blueberry lovers (two or more servings a week) were 23 percent less likely to […]